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's similar to the type of gun used in the shooting on tuesday at a phalg outside of portland, oregon. now, lanza's older brother ryan is still being questioned by police who want to know what he might have known about that attack. sources say at this point-- and they emphasize at this point-- he's not a suspect. investigators say they believe the killing spree began at the home adam lanza shared with his mother who, as we told you, was a kindergarten teacher at sandy hill because, scott, service found dead in the home. >> pelley: bob, thank you. cbs news senior correspondent john miller is a former assistant director of the f.b.i. and john has been talking to his law enforcement sources today. john, there have now been two deadly shootings this week, the other at a shopping mall in oregon earlier. including the one there, what have we learned from them this week? >> well, this is the kind of thing, scott, that always puts the profilers who study the offender characteristics of these shooters on alert. they're worried about what they call the werther effect. it's a copy cat mechanism and t
changed. >>> breaking news near the california/oregon border. black ice is being blamed for a massive 60-car pile-up on i-5. it happened on a 2-mile stretch between eureka and the oregon border. the interstate is closed in both directions. amazingly, there are no deaths reported, just minor and moderate injuries. >>> a new report on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi blasts higher ups at the state department for leaving the mission vulnerable. the review boert said systematic -- board said systematic failures led to insecurities. the panel's report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> a news crew from nbc is safe tonight after spending five days in captivity in syria. the network says reporter richard engel, his cameraman and producer were freed when a rebel group killed two of their kidnappers at a checkpoint. the network said the team was bound and blindfolded but not harmed. there was no claim of responsibility or ransom demands. >>> the fiscal cliff is now just two weeks away. john boehner rolled out plan b. he'll ta
keeping in mind for the most part we will be dry for today. you can see and parts of oregon they're getting snow. seattle is also reporting a dusting of snow this morning. >> winter weather advisory until noon today. get ready for the cold with the frost advisory. the surge to more morning until 8:00. you concede a frost advisory and the shoreline communities and also the interior eastern make communities. what this basically means is that it will be really cold. we're talking low 20's and 30's the mob. if you have plans, bring them and otherwise complete damage. future cast shows a crowd clouds and increasing tomorrow evening. the north bay along the coast we will see some snow. also some rain moving in. wednesday night in north bay and thursday early morning we will see some of the rain spelling and very the of indicates moderate to heavy rain. come thursday or friday there is a lot more moisture with the system. highs for today i several degrees below the average high of mid to upper 50s. downtown san francisco's only 52 of the mid-50s them until 5351 for vallejo. lsi will see
. she caught up with a first responder delivering christmas wreaths from oregon. as brook discovered, has quite a story to tell us. brook, the story is powerful. it's a symptom, a symbol of what has going on here. you and i have walked around this town. people just want to show some emotion. >> it's pretty incredible. it's been difficult to talk to some of the first responders. you can see it in their eyes what they saw but they don't exactly want to share it and we're respecting it. i happened upon the town square where i see box after box and i said, what are you delivering, hanging up, and it was a wreath, 26 wreaths from a perfect stranger, a wreath from across the country in portland, oregon. here's what he shared with me. how many wreaths are there? >> 26. >> did they get sent to the firehouse? >> sent to the firehouse through u.p.s. >> did you know they were coming? >> no, no, they were -- the truck pulled up and she says, i have a delivery. we unloaded them all and we figured we'd come up with a place to put them, try to keep them all together. got shipped all the way from or
many times. whether it is an law enforcement school in newton or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in since or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago. these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. we are going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do whatever parent will do, hug our children a little tighter and we will tell them that we love them and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. and our days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but also in ours.
and caused alarm. this afternoon's shooting comes days after a deadly mall shooting in oregon and just one day, of course, after the elementary school shooting in connecticut. preventing that type of violence, that's why gun owners turn in their weapons. the large turnover in oakland was partly a result of the connecticut tragedy. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet to kill somebody. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buy back was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms, $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, our grand kids or someone can't get these guns. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in oakland so far this year. gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens all too often in oakland, it's the connecticut school massacre that's on a lot of people's minds today. >> it puts the gun violence in a different perspective. >> now they understand at much more profo
the connecticut school tragedy. and days after the deadly mall shooting in oregon. we will have more on the connecticut tragedy, not after this. >> one of the children who did not come home from school in newtown, connecticut - six her father - robbie parker - wanted to let others know about the little girl he lost to a gunman. and he talked of.forgiveness. >> my family is one of the family's lost a child in yesterday in the sandy hook elementary tragedy. i have been contacted by so many people in the agency's wanting to know how we are doing. and i thought that this would be the best way to share those feelings with everybody. first of all, i would like to offer of work deep condolences to all the families that are directly affected by this tragedy. it is a horrific tragedy and we want to know that our hearts and prayers go out to them. this includes the family of the shooter. family was bright, creative and very loving. she was willing to try new things, other than food. she loved to use her talents to touch the lives of others with an exceptional artist and. around her markers and
. >> the recent years of the school shooting and the shooting at the shopping mall in oregon it's disturbing to hear about a 12 and 13-year-old talking about shooting a police officer. >> the kids are not being identified because of their ages. they're in juvenile hall. it's unclear whether they were bluffing about wanting to shoot an officer but they say in any case like this they must take all these situations seriously. especially considering what's happened recently. >>> diane feinstein says she will introduce a bill next month to been a assault weapons. >> in this elementary school, look what happened. six-year-olds with three to eleven bullets from this bush master in their body. 20 of them. is this america? i don't think so. >> feinstein also wants to been a the high capacity ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. grace lee shows us she's not the only politician who's speaking out. >> reporter: the connecticut shoot something a wake up call for all of us in america. >> senator leland says it's time to stop the mayhem. he wants to re introduce the bullet button ban. getting ar
the oregon border. not clear tonight what caused the crash. but the roads were very icy. it was about 25 degrees when the crash happened about 6:30 this evening. i-5 closed in both directions near eureka. 60 automobiles for almost two miles. >> here in the bay area, burr. this is the coldest it has been since january. earlier tonight. people bundled up in ski pants. check out the lights on candy lane. right now, it is 39 degrees. >> we have layers on most of the kids. socks underneath the sleepers so we are good to go. >> layers upon layers. chief meteorologist paul deanno is in the weather senor. >> tonight is a three dog night. lit be cold. coldest since january 17. here are the numbers for you. union city will drop to 35 degrees santa clara. frost advisory for all of the south bay. all of the east bay, most of thes in layerspennine peninsula. >> a scare at a bay area college this evening. a lock down for three hours after someone reported seeing a gunman on campus. now police showed up, didn't find anything, but cbs five reporter kiet do. >> reporter: these photos show police officer
in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> pelley: the president was no more specific about what he meant by "meaningful action" but for some americans it means taking a look at gun control. correspondent nancy cordes tells us that the issue is just as contentious as ever. >> reporter: in lafayette park tonight, across from the white house, a small group of progun control demonstrators held a candlelight vigil. but on both ends of pennsylvania avenue, there was near silence on the issue. both the republican house speaker, john boehner, and the democratic leader, nancy pelosi, called today's tragedy "unspeakable" but made no mention of the guns used to carry out the brutal act. gun control, an issue so hotly debated in the 1990s, is rarely discussed seriously today. the tkpwapb on assault weapons was a
of assault rifle used in the oregon mall shooting and the colorado theater killings. van jones is a cnn contributor, former special adviser to the president. and van, good to see you. i know you're weighing in on this. you sent out a lot of tweets. you've got a conservative democrat west virginia senator joe manchin today who says look, there needs to be a discussion, a serious discussion, about whether or not we need assault-type weapons on the street or whether or not they should be banned. on the other hand, you've got a group -- the michigan coalition for responsible gun owners arguing that actually having a gun saves people's lives. here's what he says. >> the shooter in the mall in oregon was confronted by a legally armed citizen who pointed his gun at the shooter and then decided not to squeeze the trigger because he was afraid of missing and hitting bystanders. he was acting very responsibly. and the next shot that that shooter fired that the killer fired was on himself after he was confronted with an armed citizen. so that's actually one example of a responsible gun owner using
. an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. >> those comments a day after he made a plea to the white house where he said he was affected by the tragedy as the president and as a parent. a coalition of lawmakers including the new york city mayor has called on the president to send a bill to congress addressing gun violence. >> local churches are offering prayers for those stricken with grief. >> we will pray for the families. >> reporter: about a hundred people came together to find hope and comfort through prayer last night at the goss pell church in oakland. the pastor preempted the regular friday night service and called for people of faith to unite and stand together. >> realizing that when things happen all we have is each other. you know to hold each other up whether we are in california or concouldn't. >> children and adults stood in a circle, held hands and prayed for the families in connecticut struggling to come to terms with their grief and loss. other churches will be holding similar services this
is sending investigators to the scene of yesterday's deadly tour bus crash in oregon that killed 9 people. dozens more were hurt when this bus slid off an icy stretch of. >> i hawaii and plunges down an embankment. >> reporter: we just got the latest numbers. 9 dead, 26 injured. this happened near personle on, oregon they call deadman's pass. this is the only section of that road that has that steep of an embankment. investigators believe the bus rolled at least three times before crashing down into that rocky basin. the local fire chief called the rescue organized chaos. >> 20 years and this is the first time i have seen anything like this. it appeared most of the patients had been ejected from the bus as the bus went down the cliff. >> reporter: first the rescue teams had to scale down that embankment. then bring the round up to the highway for you treatment. the number of injured and dead quickly rows. passengers who survived said those in the back of the bus fared better than those in the front of the bus. victims were flown to portland, oregon and boise, idaho. the bus is owned by a
said they had just discussed the issue and i'm sure he was talking about the oregon shooter and reassuring this is children this could never happen in their community and now he is addressing them with the question they are asking him, when is this going to happen again? that is the question that every one of our children will ask us tonight. they will feel vulnerable and when is it going to happen to us and happen again? these stories are flooding the news and we must, each of us as a household lead our way out of this. this requires leadership. our political leaders are sort of not giving us quite what i think we need today. we will be okay. this is a resilient country and we will get through this. we are in a new zone when evil prevailed. we are not going to allow this. it's okay to be firm and empathetic with people if someone is misbehaving. be firm and take action. we will get through this. it's going to be okay. that's what we have to tell our kids. >> what motivates someone to go out and shoot and kill children? >> you are asking a question that it fills me with disg
in oregon. >> the coast guard is working to clean up an oil spill leaking into a new york city strait. an oil tanker is leaking more than 100-thousand gallons of oil just off of staten island. crew members on the barge noticed the leak, and contacted an oil clean-up company to help in the efforts. waterways remain open as they clean-up the mess. boaters in the area are urged to take caution in the meantime. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. a mother whose son was in the classroom with the shooter in connecticut talks about the moment she learned about the shooting. and as we go to break. here are some of the names of the victims from friday's tragedy. (music) >> the parents of a six- year-old student who witnessed friday's massacre describe how their son is doing. the little boy was in the classroom with the shooter. he was able to escape the room and run to safety. the boy's teacher was vicki soto. she died in the classroom protecting her students from the gunfire. the boy's mother recalls the moments before she knew whether her son was okay. >> when you are standing there waiting
been following out of siskiyou county near the oregon border. northbound interstate 5 remains closed at this hour after a massive 64-car pile-up. the series of crashes started around 6:30 last night. the pile-up stretched for nearly a mile along the northbound side of the freeway between yreka and the state border. at least 7 people suffered minor to moderate injuries and they were taken to area hospitals. black ice is being blamed for the accident. >>> and here in the bay area, it's a little chilly out there. >> it is more than a little bit chilly by california standards anyway. elizabeth will put some numbers to that. hey, elizabeth. >> good morning. it's anything but hot outside. we have been saying the word cold a lot this morning. i need my thesaurus to come up with a different term. any way you say it, it is quite chilly out there. we have freeze warnings posted for parts of the north bay frost advisories for everywhere else but especially the east santa clara valleys and along the bay. we are talking about 20s to mid- 30s in the coldest spots. temperatures out the door now. we
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whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago. these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us right now. in our days to come, the community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because, while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one all of us can extend the hand to those in need to remind name we are there for them that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but a
schoolers coming together to sing in honored of those lost. in oregon, hundreds gathering for a candlelight vigil. in what has become a national day of grief. but of course that grief felt nowhere more than right here in newtown, where you're looking at makeshift memorial, outside of sandy hook elementary school, people coming together there this evening to try to understand what happened. and try to comfort one another. our abc news team here on the ground covering it all and this evening for the first time, we're learning the names, seeing some of the faces of the young victims, all of them first graders. the medical examiner reporting a short time ago, many of them were shot at close range. and this evening, we begin with a father who lost his little girl. as you drive through this community, the signs of grief are inescapable. on the side of to road, we love you sandy hook elementary. tonight, we're hearing a father's anguish. robbie parker lost his daughter emilie. she was 6. >> teaching her how to read, dance and the simple joyce of life. her laugh was infectious. >> reporter: this ev
are posted from oregon to michigan. heavy snow and high winds are expected in colorado, utah, and parts of arizona. highway and air travel delays are expected. >>> two fiscal cliff negotiations now. speaker john boehner is pushing ahead with a plan separate from the one he's trying to negotiate with president obama. he calls it plan b. the white house and democratic leaders have already rejected boehner's idea. nancy cordes has the details now from washington. >> our plan b would protect the american taxpayers. >> reporter: speaker boehner says he'll take his plan directly to the house floor with a bill to extend the low bush cut tax rates for all americans making less than $1 million a year. that's far higher than the $400 income cut-off the president is currently proposing, higher still that president obama's campaign promise to let taxes rise on households make 2g $50,000 or more. boehner said he has to bypass talks with the white house and pull the vote on his plan now because the president's latest fiscal cliff proposal still isn't balanced between taxes and cuts. >> what is your d
a tour bus plunged down an embankment in eastern oregon. state police say the bus crashed through a guardrail off interstate 84 near pendleton yesterday morning before it plummeted 100 feet. the freeway was covered with snow and ice at the time. more than 2 dozen were treated for injuries. they were on the way back for las vegas heading home to vancouver. >>> a psychiatric evaluation is ordered for the woman accused of pushing a man to his death at a new york subway station. erica menendez laughed hysterically during her weekend arraignment as she was charged with murder as a hate crime. prosecutors say menendez pushed a man on the tracks because she blamed muslims, hindus and egyptians for the 9/11 attacks. friends say the victim was hindu. >>> the crash of a commercial jetliner in rubs. a russia. a camera shows the impact. debris flew across the road. amazing video. striking several cars. it happened as the plane slammed into the ground just short of the runway. five crewmembers were killed. there were no passengers on board. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez an outspoken cri
january 2nd. >>> a 12-year-old found a loaded gun in a movie theater in oregon with a round in the chamber with the safety off. he did not p pick up the gun. he told his teacher who called police. he was part of a group of students being awarded for good work with a trip to the movies yesterday to see "the hobbit." police are trying to trace the gun to the owner and have notified the district attorney for possible charges. >>> in the u.s. firearm homicide rates are 19 times higher than the other high-income industrialized countries according to the brady campaign. national correspondent kyung law compares her years of reporting in japan where there's almost no gun violence. >> reporter: i moved back to the u.s. this summer. for the last five years i lived in japan as cnn's tokyo correspondent. in that entire time i never covered a shooting. there weren't any. this is my third mass shooting i've covered in just six months. >> she's on the scene for us at that apartment complex. she has more on this part of the investigation. >> reporter: in this brief time i've heard this question again and
in portland, oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater said. a very emotional these are our neighborhoods and these are our children we are going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. regardless of the politics. >> a very emotional president. the white house said president obama supports the reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons. the ban expired in 2004, so there are now just restrictions on assault weapons, such as limited bullet capacity. enoug >> in a heated interview on piers morgan we hear more details of the massacre. as gun advocate john r. lott, junior says banning guns is not the answer to the rash of shooting massacres over the past few years or the rampage at sandy hook. let's take a listen. >> piers morgan: he fired over 100 rounds in several minutes. with this apparently harmless assault rifle >> lott: i never said guns were harmless. guns make it easy >> piers morgan: you just said it's just an average old gun. pm: he fired over 100 rounds and he killed 20 children, 20 children between 5 to 10. at w
in that shooting. barton is part of a campaign that's urging lawmakers to stop gun violence. the aurora, oregon mall and connecticut school shootings have people all around the country talking about gun control. there are still those out there who support their second amendment right. for more on how some gun enthusiasts are dealing with the recent shootings we the rush started soon after the clackamas mall shooting, but the massive lines formed just hours after friday's school massacre in connecticut. >> "yesterday was the biggest day we've ever done in 20 years. today will probably eclipse that." >>reporter: local gun stores are so busy, state background checks that usually take 15 minutes. now have customers waiting four hours. even so, gun buyers like brett eyman are more than willing to wait. he's buying a semi-automatic rifle because he believes his right to buy one may soon be going away. >> "i believe it's going to be coming to an end in the next year." >> "the guns we're seeing in our communities have nothing to do with hunting, they have to do with killing people and we have to get re
of eugene, oregon got an award for banning christmas trees in any public space out there. let's start up with the -- by the way it's ebb feeser scrooge based on christmas carol by charles dickens. most people know that but i wanted to clarify. >> first runner is santa monica after having nativity scene on display for 60 years. they put the scene in moth balls and took it away. >> bill: they said you could do real life people or something we covered this briefly. an atheist attacked the display. >> yes. >> the atheist, the courts have ruled that you can have these things but if an atheist wants a display, they have to have it too, right? is that the law. >> right. they have the right. supreme court decided they have to give equal space. atheists so far out there and they wanted to the do all this disparagement of religion in santa monica they decided not to do anything. >> they flooded the lottery and had a lot of displays. the live spray r. displays are inside churches. >> bill: 50 year tradition because of one pinhead and his crew. >> yes. >> bill: who else. >> winner of the ward should
is the very type of assault weapons we saw in sandy hook, aurora and the shopping mall shooting in oregon. you can go further back. those are the three last mass shootings in america. they all have the ar-15 assault rifle. let's give it a new name. these are military machine guns. these are weapons you can buy at walmart, and they can fire four to six bullets a second. 100 bullets in a minute. the killer that went to sandy hook school had enough guns and enough magazines and enough bullets to murder the entire school. and his intention was possibly to do that very thing. if that had happened you would have had 600 deaths of children in one incident. and i'm sure nobody would be arguing about this, but i cannot understand coming from britain, where in 1996 we had the massacre in dunblane scotland, 16 5-year-old children were killed. as a result, there was a complete handgun ban across the country. we've had no shootings like that since. at the same time in australia, they had a similar incident. 35 people killed in tasmania, they brought in big bans on these type of assault weapons, they've had
in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. any of these neighborhoods could be our own. we have to come together, and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening regardless of politics. >> in that aurora theater last july a gunman wielding a semi-automatic rifle with a 100-barrel magazine, a shotgun and pistol went on a rampage killing 12 and wounding 58. shortly afterwards colorado's governor said stricter gun laws would not have helped. >> if there were no assault weapons available, if there were no this or that, this guy is going to find something and know how to create a bomb. >> he seemed different in an interview last wednesday, two full days before the events here in connecticut. when you look at what happened in aurora, the governor said, a great deal of that damage was from the large magazine on the ar-15 rifle. i think we need to have that discussion and say, where is this appropriate? joining any n
in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. any of these neighborhoods could be our own. we have to come together and we are going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. >>> the president asked each american to extend a hand to families in their own communities who have lost loved ones to violence. as developments continue to unfold in connecticut you can receive urgent updates by downloading the free abc 7 news smart phone app. you should opt for the push notifications. we have updates on twitter as well. please follow on news bay area and the web team is sending out updates as well. you can sign up for the breaking news letter at abc7news.com. >>> up next, new calls for gun control as people struggle with the tragedy in connecticut others are think being how to prevent it from happening again. the scene in connecticut is all too familiar in columbine, colorado. residents there are reac
. an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin. movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. any of these neighborhoods wocod be you are own. we have to come together and we are going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. >>> the president asks each american to lend a hand to families in their own communities who have lost loved ones to violence. you can expect condolences on our facebook page. share your thoughts at facebook.com/abc 7 news. you can also post this badge to your facebook wall a silent show of support for everyone in newtown, connecticut. >>> up next, a new call for gun control as people struggle with the tragedy in connecticut. others are already thinking about how to prevent it from happening again. the scene in connecticut is all too familiar in columbine, colorado. residents are reaching out to the people of newtown. our coverage of the school tragedy in connecticut continues in a moment. [ male announcer ] introducing centrum flavo
the oregon border. crews still cleaning up, 11 hours after a massive chain reaction crash near hornbrook north of yreka. 75 vehicles were involved. that stretched more than two miles. 16 people were hurt, seven taken to the hospital. you are looking at pictures from the scene. the chp doesn't know when the interstate will be roped. people are being offered shelter -- it started when a big rig hit a median bad weather and black ice are being blamed. >>> while more victims of the sandy hook school shooting are laid to rest today a bay area senator and president obama are preparing to announce proposals to cub gun violence. katie marzullo -- to curb gun violence. >> reporter: politicians honing in on prevention in the wake of the school tragedy in connecticut. 7 a.m. senator boxer will talk about her new legislation to provide state and local officials with new resources and tools to enhance school security. house democrats holding a news conference calling for passage of a bill banninging assault magazines. 8:45, president obama will outline steps to tighten gun restrictions. it could incl
through this too many times. whether it is an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. >> live look there in newtown, connecticut, where folks are gathered for a news conference that was supposed to start about two hours ago. at the news conference we are expecting to hear the names of the victims. the officials there tell us that they are going to officially release the names of all of the victims from yesterday's mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. when that happens we will bring it to you live. expecting to hear from the governor of connecticut at some point over the next few hours as well. governor malloy. going to be addressing folks in connecticut. that was president obama just a few moments ago talking about the tragedy. that was a weekly radio address. he used his weekly radio address. mr. obama said the nation grieves for those killed in newtown and their families. he also said that it is
mall in oregon, or a temple in wisconsin, or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them, and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come, the community needs us to be at our best as americans, and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend the hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the
. >> and a charter bus crashed in northern oregon killed nine people and injured least 26 more. the bus skidded on ice, crashed through a guardrail and tumbled several hundred feet down a steep e steep embankment. the driver hasn't spoken to authorities. he was severely injured in the crash. >>> the body of newtown school gunman adam lanza has been claimed by his father. connecticut's chief medical examiner says lanza's body is ready for burial, more than two weeks after he opened fire on children at sandy hook elementary. lanza killed 26 people, including 20 children and his mother before taking his own life. >>> the second firefighter killed in a christmas eve ambush has been laid to rest. ♪ 19-year-old thomas kaczowka was on duty that morning so those with young children could have the holiday off. his obituary describes him as everyone's little brother who died doing what he loved. his comrade, lieutenant mike chiapperini was laid to rest on sunday. the family said they're asking people to do acts of service in his honor. they were shot and killed while battling an out of control house fi
say to the people of portland, oregon? >> thank you. it makes us feel warm to know this is -- it is amazing that people that far away care about us. >> wreaths sent all the way from oregon. so we actually went back to those boxes there, and the town square, just to see who was the kind soul to send them. and we found him. he is larry twofil joining me on the phone. he owns twofil farm in oregon. larry, why did you do it? >> it wasn't just me. it was our family, employees, a group of us got together on saturday morning after watching these events unfold, and, you know, just really no words to describe this. and we just thought we needed to send a message that we were hurting and we knew that there was people hurting there. and wanted to send a message to the first responders and the families of the victims that we cared. and our family has been making wreaths for over 100 years. it is something we do, something we're pretty good at. and we felt there was a dire need to do this. so we got together as a family, as a company, first thing saturday morning we went to work
. good ending. >>> and the northwest blizzard has left four construction workers stuck on a snowy oregon mountain. rescue workers got within a few hundred yards of the crew but forced to turn around when the conditions worsened. the crew was working on a cell phone tower. they are safe, however, in a small concrete building. >>> the $60 billion aid deal to help hurricane sandy survivors is hitting a snag in the senate. the debate on the emergency spending bill began yesterday. democrats are trying to pass it before christmas, but several republicans are concerned about measures attached to the bill and that seems to be the holdup. >>> in new jersey, signs of progress in the recovery. some businesses reopened for the first time since super storm sandy hit about seven weeks ago now. families may be allowed to move back to the coastal town next month. progress is slow and coming but good when it arrives. >>> coming up next, we're returning to our top story, the tragedy at sandy hook. >> the heartbreaking farewells and the big changes in the classroom across the nation, coming up. >> "world
our children. the violence we see spreading from shopping malls in oregon to movie theaters in colorado to college campuses in virginia to elementary schools in connecticut. it's being spawned by the toxic brew of a violent popular culture, a growing mental health crisis, and the proliferation of combat-styled weapons. though entrenched special interests are going to try to muddy the cause in the coming days, the cause of this sickening mass shooting like the others is no longer a mystery to common-sense americans, and blessedly, there are more common-sense americans than there are special interests, even if it doesn't always seem that way. i say good luck to the gun lobbyist. good luck to the hollywood lawyer who tries to blunt the righteous anger of millions of parents by hiding behind twisted readings of our bill of rights. our government rightly obsesses day and night on how to prevent the next 9/11 from being launched from a cave in afghanistan or a training base in yemen, but perhaps, just perhaps, now is the time they start obsessing on how to stop the next attack on
oregon state representative says people at schools should be taught to use guns in times of crisis. >> "but, people who are trained and who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus, they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force." >>reporter: an abc news/ washington post poll released today has given an indication that more people are ready to support gun control laws. 44-percent of those polled strongly support stricter gun laws. with 32 percent opposed. >> we are asking on facebook if stricter laws are needed. >>catherine: police and community members have been working to get guns off bay area streets. over the weekend -- a record six-hundred guns in san francisco and oakland were turned in, during buy-back programs. kron 4's j.r. stone has more. >> revolvers, pistols, you name it, and it is likely that the oakland police department has collected over the weekend. between a gun buyback in oakland, san francisco, 600 were taken off the streets. 300 from oakland, too watered 96 from san francisco. that person we've received $200. and there were-29
no relation to violence. but if she had prior knowledge -- but even that is very tenuous. >> in oregon, we saw the guns being stolen. we saw here the guns belonged to the mother and he got access to the guns. can we expect to see some changes in the law here because of what happened? >> i think what we saw in connecticut is just prior to this, after the aurora, colorado, theater shooting, they tried to change the laws and make it a little more stringent. but there was such protest that it all got stricken down. i do see, though, that we have a law in illinois called the illinois school safety drill act which requires schools to annually have drills to kind of prepare for not only these kinds of things but weather issues, tornadoes, fires and the like, evacuation procedures in place, p.a. systems, et cetera. i think we're going to see a massive amount of legislation across the country requiring schools to do this. >> karen conti, thank you. earlier one of the most compelling moments of this tragedy, a father who lost his daughter in the shooting, bravely tells the world about the little girl th
. this comes on the heel -- the oregon mall shooting, colorado movie theater which i covered in depth just a couple of months ago, congresswoman gabrielle giffords. as a pastor, do you think you have a responsibility to talk to your congregation about gun control in this country? >> yes. but the bigger question is violence. i am concerned about how easy it is for people that are meant nt disturbed to get guns. i'm a gun owner myself but i have serious concerns about how easy it is for people to get their hands on the guns. but how about the culture of violence? where's the outrage -- >> pastor, hang on. i don't want to be disrespectful. yes, i agree with you but this particular issue is about guns. this person went in with guns. numerous guns and killed many people, children. he didn't beat them up. he didn't knife them. he didn't set off a canister or a molitoff cocktail and every time i'm on a scene covering a story like this, the person does it with guns. and we continue to say it's about a culture of violence. it's about this. it's about guns, pastor. >> first of all, i own guns and i'
and then himself at an oregon mall last week. according to court documents, roberts' roommate was worried about his behavior. his behavior was so odd that the roommate actually called the police tip line hours after the shooting and told an investigator he thought roberts might be responsible. he told the detective that roberts was acting quote, unquote, weird and had started to sell his belongings. >>> an update on an "outfront" story we have been following. on the mother who according to her husband, died after being refused an abortion in ireland. following her controversial death, ireland's government says it will make changes to its abortion laws to make them clearer. in a statement, the health ministry says the new legislation should clarify that abortions are permissible when the life of the mother is at risk but not if her health is at risk. it will likely be several months before any new legislation is actually finalized. >>> it has been 502 days since the united states lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? we know we don't want to end up like greece. the country is
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